Post # 1
Today was one of the hardest days I have had to do. We had to make the decision to put our dog Merlin down. We found out last week that he had Lymphoma- and started treatment of steroids… He was just progressivly getting worse. 3 lumps turned into 10 lumps in just a weeks time. And they were growing quickly. I know what we did was best for him, but what if he still had 2 more weeks left of life?! I am beating myself up, who was i to make that call that TODAY was his last day. My heart is just broken right now…
Post # 3
I am so, so, so sorry. I can’t imagine how your heart hurts. Just know that we are able to offer our beloved animals a humane kindnes that humans aren’t afforded…the ability to give them peace when their only other option is months or years of pain, suffering, and sickness. You know your happy, loving, faithful, loyal pup wouldn’t have wanted to live that way, and more so…he wouldn’t have wanted to see you sad over him being sick or in pain. They only ever want for us to be happy. I often obsess over how unfair it is that dogs have such short lives, but we can find solace in knowing that their lives with us are happy and fulfilled and full of hugs and walks and treats and cuddles and un-stuffing toys. I can’t imagine being in your shoes, but know that it is possible that I may be some day (I have a 5 year old labrador who is my LIFE but has hip dysplasia), so just know that so many of us are thinking of you right now!
Post # 4
I’m soooooo sorry. I suspect that day is coming for us and our older boy and my parents and thier girl. I know it’s cliche, but at least he didn’t suffer. My last dog was put down due to inoperable tumors in his jaw/cheekbones. It was awful, but those last few weeks were horrible for him and I regret not putting him down sooner as to not put him through the pain.
Post # 5
I am so sorry to hear about your dog :(. He is in a better place now though and god bless him! He’ll always be in your memories.
Post # 6
I’m so sorry for your loss 🙁 I know how hard it is to make that decision.. but you did the best thing you could do for him. You took away his pain. I’m sure he knew how much you loved him. Think about all the happy memories you two have together. Lots of hugs <3
Post # 7
Such a tough decision 🙁 but quatity of this time on this earth doesn’t mean quality. You did your baby a great favor my sparing pain and suffering and ending things when he was still well enough and happy enough to go on peacefully and totally aware of your love.
Hang in there, you are a great fur mama.
Post # 8
I’m sooo sorry to hear about this. It makes me want to cry for you. The thing is though, you KNOW deep down that it’s what was best for him, even if it’s killing you right now. You didn’t want your guy suffering anymore. You are an amazing fur-mom for doing what was best for your pup.
Post # 9
I am so sorry for your loss. While it wasn’t an easy choice to make it was certainly the right one. My heart is broken for you and I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Post # 10
Oh, I feel for you. I just put my cat to sleep about 6 months ago, and I still remember that day as being one of the worst ever. You just have to remember that you did what was best for your pet. Who knows how long a pet will survive naturally? The bottom line is that you made the right/kind decision to end his pain instead of prolonging it. Like others have said, I just wish you peace and love during this difficult time.
Post # 11
I am so sorry for your loss. It is a gut-wrenching decision to make, but it’s our job to be their caretakers, even through this kind of decision. I just went through this for the first time last spring, and I know how hard it is. Every so often something comes up that reminds me of how much I miss our girl (i.e., this will be our first Christmas in 15 years without her). But it does get easier.
Post # 14
So sorry to hear about your dog. I had to make the decision with my ferret and it was horrible. I do not regret it now. It’s better that they do not suffer than spend their time here in pain. He’s in a better place now so please don’t beat yourself up about it. Hugs
Post # 15
praying for you! i know how hard it is to lose a pet 🙁
Post # 16
Honey, I’m so sorry for your loss and the tough decision you had to make. You did the best thing you could for your sweet Merlin, and now he is free of pain and at peace. You clearly loved him, and that’s what counts. (((((HUGS)))))